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It Begins: The Weinstein Layoffs
Inevitable, perhaps

Well don't act so surprised. With all the terrible fortune befalling Harvey and Bob Weinstein lately: from the lawsuits and counter-lawsuits over Project Runway, to the failed MGM distribution deal, to the fact that the Weinstein Co. can't scramble together a Academy Award-pitching movie this season to save their life, it was inevitable that the ecomonic pressure would finally catch up to the high-living duo.

And now it's official: The Weinstein Company is cutting 11% of their workforce. What does that mean for your movie going experience?

Well for one, the promotion for any upcoming films produced by the brothers will be scaled back immensely. After MGM pulled out early (that's what she said) of their distribution deal with Weinstein over the Zack and Miri Make a Porno poster scandal, the brothers have been stuck trying to figure out how to market their upcoming films, including their much-rumored The Reader, and the Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road.

And though insiders are saying the cuts came from outside economic influences, and not because of the individual state of the brother's finances, the 24 less employees working for the Weinsteins mean more rumors about the company's imminent collapse, which means less deals, which means it will, eventually collapse.

Hopefully not before The Road comes out though. That looks pretty good.

Nov 21, 2008 · posted by drew · Link · 2 Responses
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Comments (2)
No. 1 PC says:

Quoted from Spielberg's Schindler's List. "GOODBYE JEWS!"

Posted: Nov 21, 2008 at 6:32 pm
No. 2 hms says:

PC, you're an ignorant fool. Will Rogers once said, "It is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

But, what comes up, must go down. It's the law of Gravity. Oh well.

Posted: Nov 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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